Local business leaders start fund to send students to ‘Selma’

By David T. Baker Contributing Writer A contingent of African-American business leaders in New Orleans are leading an effort to raise funds to send thousands

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Legal associations initiate a public interest fellowship

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer This month, the New Orleans Bar Association (NOBA) and the New Orleans Bar Foundation (NOBF) announced the beginning of their

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Black lives still matter to grassroots and Black media
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The last several months have seen an outpouring of activism, with slogans coming in waves: “Justice for Mike Brown,” “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” ...
Ashé CAC hosts community concert honor MLK
Ashé Cultural Arts Center presents its annual Lift Every Voice and Sing Concert, a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will take place on January 18 ...
OIG report touts efforts to rid N.O. of public graft, ineptitude
The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) last week released its 2014 Annual Report. Ten audit and evaluation reports identified $181,493 in costs that could have been avoided, and ...
Resolutions Louisiana can live with!
By Marjorie R. Esman Guest Columnist You only get one shot a year to make New Year’s resolutions, so the ACLU of Louisiana is pleased to suggest a list of Resolutions Louisiana ...
Residents decry that streets are unsafe in N.O.
Mayor faces a hailstorm of criticism from businessman, PANO president Less than a week after New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu touted the success of his administration and said that things are ...
The remains of New Orleans’ first Black mayor moved to new mausoleum
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Two decades after the death of New Orleans’ first Black mayor, local civic, religious and political luminaries gathered December 29 to mark the reinterment of Ernest “Dutch” ...
Greater New Orleans Urban League recognizes ‘outstanding leaders’
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer On Dec. 30, the National Urban League and the Greater New Orleans Urban League’s order of business heeded the holiday spirit, by recognizing 13 accomplished community leaders ...
Local groups to address dearth of Black jobs
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer #BlackJobsMatter: The People’s Summit on the Black Jobs Crisis will convene on Martin Luther King Day at Southern University at New Orleans. The event, organized by the New ...

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